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New York's Berman-Bogdan Productions is now the North American representative for the Pathé Archives, France...
December 1, 2000

New York’s Berman-Bogdan Productions is now the North American representative for the Pathé Archives, France

The BBC has unveiled the next phase of its restructuring plan for its factual and learning department, naming 21 creative directors and three managing editors. In docs, Clare Brigstocke becomes managing director

U.K.-based indie RDF Media has been negotiating to sell 10% of the company for £3 million. The proposed deal is said to be a bid to raise money for investment in online rights. RDF recently expanded its production base to include drama and entertainment, as well as documentaries

Montreal-based distrib TVA International has signed with Studio Canal (the distribution arm of Canal+) for exclusive rights to all Studio Canal productions destined for the Canadian market

Online auction house eBay is said to be close to making a deal with American network ABC, for a show that would run five days each week

Australian pubcaster ABC plans to cut AUS$3.7 million (US$2 million) from its news and current affairs budget

The deadline for the Amnesty International Film Festival is December 15. For details, see

FootageNow has rebranded itself as Sekani Inc., bringing together Second Line Search, Action Sports Adventure, Hot Shots/Cool Cuts and the Film Bank. Sekani investors include Corbis, iXL and RRE Ventures

French cable channel l’Histoire has won a court battle that allowed it to air excerpts from the 1987 Klaus Barbie trail. The ruling permitted the broadcaster to screen a nightly two-hour highlight package taken from the 185 hours of trial footage

Explore International reports that it has hit the 20% mark in its C2Africa campaign, a drive which hopes to send 200 computers to Africa by the end of the year

A new scientific film festival is set to launch in Canberra next May. For details, see

Bristol’s ARKive has been given the go-ahead on a £1.6 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant, enabling it to begin compiling content

The BBC’s ‘Storyville’ strand will soon be significantly expanded

The National Geographic Channel International has added General Electric to its list of sponsors

New York’s Historic Films will now be representing the Vidicom archive

National Geographic Home Video has added five years to its distribution agreement with Portugal’s Filmes Lusomundo

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.